Hey, some nice news! Kmart is sprucing up its plus-size offerings and doing more to integrate them into the rest of the store, mindful of the fact that nobody likes being relegated to a section near the basement bathroom. However, they will not be called “plus-size.” They will be called “Fabulously Sized.”
Another day, another occasion to wonder why retailers aren’t more excited about the opportunity presented by the plus-size market.
Retailers and designers have spent decades dithering over what to call clothing available in bigger sizes. “Chubbies” blessedly died with the 1950s and for now, “plus-size” is the go-to. Largely out of fashion: “Queen size.”
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve its public image, Lane Bryant did a little Twitter Q&A this afternoon. It went about as well as any Twitter Q&A ever goes!
Plus-size modeling is becoming ever more prevalent in the fashion industry, and the forthcoming documentary Straight/Curve is examining it in context.
Tess Holliday, who recently covered People magazine, is a plus-size model on the rise. That attention has led to interviews, one of which got her into some trouble: she told The Guardian last week, “I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighbourhood and I remember.”…
Well, well, well—I guess Target wasn't totally full of shit when they pinkie-promised that sharp new plus-size clothing was coming. Will wonders never cease?
Rum+Coke is a brand you may have only just heard of. It's only about a year old and while the clothes are beautiful (and affordable), it's just taking off. What's special about the brand, however, isn't just the clothing: It's the fact that designer Courtney Smith only used plus-size models in her photo shoots.
Shopping as a fat woman is a wholly different experience than five years ago. Once relegated to the Macy's basement, the shitty end of the mall, God forbid the catalogs, now we've got access to neon and sophisticated florals and horizontal stripes and crop tops and two-piece bathing suits. Even the whack garbage is…
Lela Rose is collaborating with Lane Bryant for limited edition collection. The American designer was motivated by something we already know: no matter your size, all women want stylish, flattering clothing.
Kelly Osbourne is launching a clothing line — Stories by Kelly Osbourne — on September 25 on HSN. But the reality star/red carpet correspondent/Fashion Police host has an interesting take on the business of making clothes: "I don't think the fashion industry is fair," she says.
Target has responded to a boycott organized by a fashion blogger who says the company's newest collaboration line fails to include sizes for plus-size women.
One might think that designers would be falling all over themselves to dress a fan-favorite actress pretty much guaranteed to get red-carpet screen time and post-show magazine coverage. Apparently not! Two Oscars ago, Melissa McCarthy asked "five or six" designers to make her a dress—and they refused.
In theory, prom is an opportunity to dress up and pretend you're a very classy adult. Thanks to the emotionally fraught nature of high school, that can be a tall order under the best of conditions. But for plus-size girls, it's like scaling Mount Everest.
Not many designers deign to create garments in plus sizes, but for spring, award-winning designer Isabel Toledo has teamed up plus-size clothing retailer Lane Bryant for a really pretty capsule collection.
If you're a woman who wants to buy your pants from OldNavy.com, go right ahead. Just be aware that the company is trying to convince you that their pants will give you a thigh gap you might not have.
Target hasn't had the very best 12 months, customer relations-wise. Back in November, a massive data breach left millions of customers vulnerable to the ass-ache of credit card theft. And in recent weeks, stirrings online suggest that across the country, the store's plus size departments are quietly disappearing. When…
Another "plus-size" model has weighed in regarding the label and its merits. This time it's Hayley Hasselhoff (yes, daughter of David; she also appeared on the short-lived-but-excellent ABC Family show Huge) and she's actually pretty cool with the label.
At the end of January, a Virginia teen launched a petition asking Disney to add a plus-sized princess to its cast of characters. As of today, she's gathered more than 25,000 signatures. Good for her! But sadly, I'm pretty sure it'll never, ever happen—and I blame Meme Roth.